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· October, 2013

Stories about Media & Journalism from October, 2013

15 October 2013

Cancellation of Electoral Debate in Trinidad & Tobago: Symptom of Political Malaise?

Local Government Elections will take place in Trinidad and Tobago next week, but any chance of hearing the political leaders debate one another about relevant issues, has been foiled.

Peruvian Congressman Michael Urtecho Accused of Corruption

Urtecho will be suspended for 120 days and charged constitutionally. If proven that Congressman was involved in various corrupt acts, a 15-year jail sentence awaits him.

11 October 2013

Panama's President Denies Son's Involvement in Italian Scandal

Panamanians took to Twitter to reject the way President Ricardo Martinelli expressed himself when denying reports of his son's involvement in an Italian corruption scandal.

Watch Mediastan – a WikiLeaks Road Movie

10 October 2013

Hungry in Haiti

A Call to Rekindle Immigration Reform Amidst United States Government Shutdown

The shutdown of government operations that began on the 1st of October has displaced discussion on immigration reform.

9 October 2013

For the Russian Opposition Olympic Flames Burn Cold

RuNet Echo

Over a million people have watched a YouTube video of an Olympic torch being lit with a lighter, after the flame went during the 2014 torch relay.

Amid More Political Discord, Kyrgyzstan's Media Suffers

As Kyrgyzstan's Kumtor gold mine continues to stir political friction, anonymous "sources" cited by mainstream media claim to have all the answers.

Chinese Netizens React: What is Patriotism?

7 October 2013

Mapping Earthquake Reconstruction in Tohoku, Japan

‘A Good Blogger Must Already Have the Intrinsic Qualities of All Good Journalists’

Award-winning Cameroonian blogger and multimedia journalist Dorothée Danedjo Fouba speaks to author Dibussi Tande about the state of digital journalism in Africa.

2 October 2013

Should Japan's Children Be Reading This Comic About a Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivor?

One city's attempt to restrict children from reading "Barefoot Gen", a comic series about the Hiroshima bombings, has started a debate in Japan about how the tragedy should be interpreted.

Online Tool to Review Candidates Platforms in Madagascar

1 October 2013

‘Mainstream Media Isn't Enough': The Rise of Brazilian Media Collective Nigeria

Pedro Rocha of media collective Coletivo Nigéria tells about the experience producing the documentary "Vandalism" about Brazil's Vinegar Revolt protests earlier this year.

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